Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Maaseiah : the work of Jehovah.

  1. One of the Levites whom David appointed as porter for the ark (1 Chronicles 15:18,20).
  2. One of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne (2 Chronicles 23:1).
  3. The "king's son," probably one of the sons of king Ahaz, killed by Zichri in the invasion of Judah by Pekah, king of Israel (2 Chronicles 28:7).
  4. One who was sent by king Josiah to repair the temple (2 Chronicles 34:8). He was governor (Heb. sar, rendered elsewhere in the Authorized Version "prince," "chief captain," chief ruler") of Jerusalem.
  5. The father of the priest Zephaniah (Jeremiah 21:1; 37:3).
  6. The father of the false prophet Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:21).

Maase'iah, refuge is Jehovah, a priest, the father of Neriah (Jeremiah 32:12; 51:59).

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